chapter  6
Some Natural Links Between Problem Posing and Problem Solving
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We have been discussing and analyzing problem posing, and in the process we became involved in problem solving as well. In this chapter, we pinpoint a number of ways in which the two activities illuminate each other in subtle and not so subtle ways. For example, we review and further explore how solving a problem may not only enable us to come up with an answer to a problem that has been posed, but may also help us to appreciate unexpected features of the problem as well. In the process, we will demonstrate the richness and ambiguity of the meaning of “why.” We begin by looking at one example.